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Zionism and Judaism: A New Theory by David Novak

By David Novak

Why should still someone be a Zionist, a supporter of a Jewish country within the land of Israel? Why may still there be a Jewish kingdom within the land of Israel? This publication seeks to supply a philosophical resolution to those questions. even if a Zionist needn't be Jewish, still this ebook argues that Zionism is barely a coherent political stance whilst it really is intelligently rooted in Judaism, specifically within the classical Jewish doctrine of God's election of the folk of Israel and the commandment to them to settle the land of Israel. The non secular Zionism encouraged here's contrasted with secular types of Zionism that take Zionism to be a substitute of Judaism. it's also contrasted with models of spiritual Zionism that ascribe messianic importance to the kingdom of Israel, or which see the most activity of non secular Zionism to be the institution of an Israeli theocracy.

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Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period: A by Heerak Christian Kim

By Heerak Christian Kim

Zadokite Propaganda within the past due moment Temple Period is a enormous epoch-breaking paintings of scholarship in old background and Jewish stories. This e-book examines centuries of scholarship on historic Jewish staff identification and respectable Jewish faith within the so much tumultuous interval of Jewish historical past, particularly the beginnings of the Maccabean period. Popularly referred to as the period of time that gave the Jewish global the main well-known Jewish party interval, Hanukkah, the Maccabean rebellion used to be way over a uprising opposed to Syrian domination. The interval represented an enormous turning element in Jewish background, as village clergymen with none major background or reputation effectively overthrew and expelled Zadokite monks from the Jerusalem Temple and town of Jerusalem itself. The Zadokites were the valid and dominant monks of the Jerusalem Temple because the days of King Solomon, who outfitted the 1st Jerusalem Temple. The actual and political displacement of Zadokite monks from their locations of energy, authority, and wealth produced traditionally major literate groups, similar to the Qumran neighborhood, and an abundance of literature, corresponding to commentaries, inventive poetry, and apocalyptic works. those writings all lamented the Zadokite displacement and prophesied a brand new Age, while all will be restored to how it will be. therefore, Zadokites engaged in propaganda war of epic proportions with all their erudition and political savvy, making a version for powerful propaganda struggle. The Zadokite propaganda was once so powerful that it set the tone for the language and topic of the hot Testament.

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Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews by Peter Ochs

By Peter Ochs

How does Christianity relate to modern Judaism? during this booklet a revered Jewish theologian learns a lesson from fresh Christian theology: God's love of Christ and the church doesn't substitute his love of Israel and the Jews. Ochs engages best postliberal Christian thinkers George Lindbeck, Robert Jenson, Stanley Hauerwas, John Howard Yoder, Daniel Hardy, and David Ford, who argue this element of their paintings. He analyzes contemporary considering in Christology and pneumatology and provides an in depth learn of the move of modern postliberal Christian theology within the US and united kingdom. Ochs's cognizance that a few Christian thinkers hold a spot for the folk of Israel opens up the opportunity of new realizing and deepens the Jewish-Christian dialogue.

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Textual, Comparative, Sociological, and Cognitive by Peter Antes,Armin W. Geertz,Randi R. Warne

By Peter Antes,Armin W. Geertz,Randi R. Warne

across the world well-known students from many components of the realm offer a severe survey of contemporary advancements and achievements within the worldwide box of spiritual reports. The paintings follows within the footsteps of 2 former guides: Classical techniques to the learn of faith, edited through Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and modern ways to the research of faith, edited via Frank Whaling (1984/85). New methods to the research of faith completes the survey of the comparative research of faith within the 20th century via focussing at the prior twenty years. a few of the chapters, despite the fact that, also are pathbreaking and element the right way to destiny methods. Key good points - Sequel to 2 confirmed former volumes- quantity I and II can be utilized (and bought) individually- Separate indexes for every volume

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Stories from Jewish Portland (American Heritage) by Polina Olsen

By Polina Olsen

those are the tales of Jewish Portland, whose roots stretch again to the Gold Rush, whose center is 'the outdated local' of South Portland and the thoughts of its citizens, whose id is alive and good in synagogues and group associations. Portland writer Polina Olsen recounts the background of this richly layered group via a suite of letters, interviews, and tales drawn from her sequence "Looking Back," released within the Jewish overview. during this accelerated assortment, discover the lives of early settlers introduced by means of chance and New York's commercial elimination place of work, stroll the streets of the outdated local, alive with basketball video games and junk peddlers, and research the proud heritage of associations just like the Jewish Federation of larger Portland, which proceed the cultural traditions of Jewish Portland.

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My People's Prayer Book Vol 4: Seder K'riat Hatorah (Shabbat by Lawrence A. Hoffman,Marc Zvi Brettler,Elliot Dorff,David

By Lawrence A. Hoffman,Marc Zvi Brettler,Elliot Dorff,David Ellenson,Ellen Frankel,Judith Hauptman,Joel Hoffman,Lawrence Kushner,Nehemia Polen,Daniel Landes,Ruth Langer

"The prayer e-book is our Jewish diary of the centuries, a set of prayers composed through generations of these who got here prior to us, as they endeavored to specific the that means in their lives and their courting to God. The prayer e-book is the essence of the Jewish soul." This attractive paintings, an empowering entryway to the religious revival of our instances, permits we all to assert our connection to the background of the normal Jewish prayer e-book. It is helping rejuvenate Jewish worship in brand new global, and makes its strength obtainable to all. Framed with superbly designed Talmud-style pages, commentaries from eleven of modern most useful Jewish students from all hobbies of Judaism research Seder K’riat Hatorah from the views of historic Rabbis and smooth theologians, in addition to feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and old views. This fourth quantity of the sequence unfolds the various layers of that means in Seder K’riat Hatorah, the ritual and prayers surrounding the communal studying of Torah. greater than the other component to the prayer ebook, the Torah provider displays all of Jewish historical past. Vol. four is helping us to appreciate how the analyzing of Torah is an confirmation, robust and dramatic, of the ongoing covenant among the neighborhood of Israel and God. Vol. 4—Seder K’riat Hatorah (The Torah carrier) gains the real Hebrew textual content with a brand new translation designed to enable humans understand precisely what the prayers say. Introductions inform the reader what to seem for within the prayer provider, in addition to tips to actually use the commentaries, to go looking for—and find—meaning within the prayer ebook. Even these no longer but acquainted with the prayer booklet can savor the non secular richness of Seder K’riat Hatorah. My People’s Prayer e-book allows all worshipers, of any denomination, to come across their very own connection to 3,000 years of Jewish adventure with the realm and with God.

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Wellhausen and Kaufmann: Ancient Israel and Its Religious by Aly Elrefaei

By Aly Elrefaei

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The controversy among Wellhausen and Kaufmann in regards to the historical past of old Israel and the query of historic reconstruction has caused this examine. whereas Wellhausen’s speculation introduces a synthesis of the spiritual improvement of historical Israel, Kaufmann’s paintings emphasizes the singularity of the Israelite faith. Their respective works, which characterize the methodologies, presuppositions and the ideologies in their occasions, stay an impetus to extra inquiry into the historical past of historical Israel and its faith.
Both Wellhausen and Kaufmann utilized the historical-critical technique, yet have been divided as to its effects. They agree that the previous Testament/Hebrew Bible is the first resource on which to base writing concerning the historical past of old Israel, yet range in regards to the authority of its textual content. This booklet illustrates the genuine conflict among Wellhausen and Kaufmann, with the purpose of offering a few foundation for achieving a center floor among those poles.
As turns into transparent during this research, Wellhausen reconstructed the faith of Israel within the framework of its historical past. Kaufmann, against this, proposed that monotheism emerged in Israel as a brand new construction of the spirit of Israel.

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The Emergence of God: A Rationalist Jewish Exploration of by David W. Nelson

By David W. Nelson

In a tradition firmly grounded in clinical notion, it has turn into universal to consider “God” because the label we use for normal legislation, the inventive, organizational forces within the universe, instead of as a superb, omniscient Being. Is it attainable to visualize any such God as being wakeful? this is often the query on the center of this ebook. via an exploration of human cognizance, emergence thought, and Jewish notion and trust, David Nelson constructs an fascinating new version wherein we might imagine approximately God as a sentient Self with out sacrificing our dedication to rationality. This daring, leading edge technique will problem believers and skeptics alike, and should lead readers of all faiths to imagine deeply approximately God, neighborhood, and the event of being human.

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A Prayer to Our Father by Nehemia Gordon,Keith Johnson

By Nehemia Gordon,Keith Johnson

A Prayer to Our Father is the intriguing trip of religion of a Jewish Bible student and an African American pastor who subscribe to forces to discover the reality concerning the so much cherished prayer within the Christian international. Their gripping event starts within the historic urban of Jerusalem and takes them to the very spot in Galilee the place Jesus taught the multitudes to hope. alongside the best way they find a Hebrew model of the Lord’s Prayer, preserved in mystery by means of Jewish rabbis for over 1000 years. The richness of that means that the Hebrew unlocks finds a strong message of religious progress for Jew and Christian alike. subscribe to them in this provocative exploration of the Hebrew origins of the Lord's Prayer!

"Both Jews and Christians may examine greatly from this book... I hugely suggest it!" Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, Congregation Kol HaNeshama, Jerusalem

"If you get pleasure from detective mysteries... this booklet is a veritable gold mine... as we find hidden truths and surprise including the authors..." Christine Darg, Exploits Ministry

"I am so grateful to the daddy for this book... I felt like i used to be on a non secular trip with such a lot of issues proven and likewise revealed." James Thrash, NFL Player

Nehemia Gordon holds a Masters measure in religious study and a Bachelors measure in Archaeology from the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem. Gordon has labored as a translator at the lifeless Sea Scrolls and as a researcher interpreting old Hebrew manuscripts. He has been invited to talk in synagogues and church buildings worldwide and has led teams of pilgrims and viewers on excursions of biblical websites. a local of Chicago, Nehemia has made his domestic in Jerusalem, Israel seeing that 1993.

Keith Johnson earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity college and has spent approximately twenty years in Christian ministry. As an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church, Johnson has served as pastor of Park street Church in Minneapolis and as chaplain of the Minnesota Vikings. Johnson used to be additionally selected as one among merely forty chaplains from around the globe to serve the athletes of the 1996 Olympics video games in Atlanta. Keith lives in Charlotte, North Carolina along with his spouse and sons.

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Journey to Heaven: Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife by Leila Leah Bronner

By Leila Leah Bronner

many of the simple tenets of Jewish trust concerning the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the realm to return are specified by this attention-grabbing and available quantity. starting with the Bible’s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and physically resurrection in moment Temple literature; the Mishnah’s discussions of olam ha-ba, or the area to come back, and the way to advantage access into it; and the Talmud’s depictions of paradise and hell, and the soul’s trip via those metaphysical landscapes. The e-book additionally explores the perspectives of medieval students similar to Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings approximately reincarnation, and sleek perspectives of religion and trust, in addition to the evolving view of the Messiah over the process Jewish heritage. This soaking up research demonstrates that the afterlife is certainly an integral part of Judaism because it unearths how generations of Jews, from biblical instances to the current, have grappled with the middle principles and ideology in regards to the hereafter.

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